Full circle rainbow
Partly because of my embarrassment to capture any pictures of rainbow this year, I dug up my old idea about how to create a circular rainbow and went to a local shop.
After few hours with some assistance, a bent-looking sprinklers frame was completed (1). The first test on 2 June 2011 was somewhat unsuccessful because the sun was too high and I could not find a right angle to see the whole rainbow circle.
For a few days, rain storm after rain storm poured down over Bangkok, with no sunlight in the morning. On 5 June 2011, a heavy rain hit Bangkok again before sunrise, but the sun appeared around 7:30 AM. Many rainbow shots were taken (2) and the photos were stitched together by “AutoStitch” on a PC.
Place : Bangkok, Thailand
Time : Sunday 6 June 2011, approx. 7:44 AM
Rainbow Equipments : A row of sprinklers placed approximately 4 meters above the street
Digital Camera : Ricoh GX200 + 19 mm. wide angle lens
Exposure : 1/200 sec , f/4.1 , ISO 64, Daylight setting
Photo Processing : 4 pictures, stitched together by ‘AutoStitch’ on a PC, no image enhancement
Author: Pitan Singhasaneh, Bangkok, Thailand
Posted on June 7, 2011, in observations, rainbow and fogbow and tagged full circle rainbow, primary bow, rainbow, reflection, refraction, secondary bow, sprinkler rainbow. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Congratulation, it’s not easy to catch a complete circle! Thanks for posting!